It’s the night of the annual steak dinner for members of the Rotary, and their wives. Fibber sits at home alone, stewing over not being invited. Trying to crash the party, Fibber talks to Homer Gildersleeve and his wife over the invitation. He brags about being Ad-lib McGee. Donald Novas sings, My Heart(something).
Abigail Uppington and Boomer drop in to rib McGe and talk about their high society hobnobbing. Zazu Pitts, laconic comedian of the times, helps out by playing a hotel housekeeper who Fibber tries to get the loan of a white uniform. She tells about her woes at being a farmers daughter, and her discouragement at not finding a man to settle down with. (voice cross talk is heard through her speech. From a radio broadcast while this was recorded)
Billy Mills plays and the Four Notes sing, I Must See Annie Tonight. Still having trouble crashing the banquet, the Old Timer jokes with McGee, but doesn’t get Fibber any closer to his goal. Finally, Gildersleeve has a surprise for Fibber that might help.
Note: Guest voices today also include Walter Tetley appearing as a hotel bellboy, making pages for clients. Verna Felton is Mrs Gildersleeve. Keep in mind that this is from a brief period where Molly wasn’t on the show. Also the Gildersleeve character wasn’t quite formed yet. Though he would later be known as Throckmorton, named for a real life Senator of the day, and not be married, he usually was seen with a wife on Fibber’s show, and had various occupations, and first names. Usually as at some position or other in a girdle factory.